The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

What's new

Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Australian Broadband Advisory Council will explore ways to maximise the benefits of high-speed connectivity.
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
Applications are now open for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
Consultations are open on the final stage of the Consumer Safeguards Review.
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New research shows bandwidth demand and data downloads are set to increase over the next decade.

Policies (Internet)

Online content regulation

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Illegal and offensive online content is regulated through the Online Content Scheme under Schedule 5 and 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 through a complaints-based mechanism. The Scheme is designed to protect consumers, particularly children, from exposure to inappropriate or harmful material....

Telecommunications in new developments

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Did you know that checking what telecommunications infrastructure is available is an important step before buying or building your new home?

Current consultations